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Hello All - just need to check up with a friend but I think I'll sign up for this one over the weekend. Will be my fourth marathon (second this year after Prague in May) and looking forward to doing something a bit different.
We were going to do Dublin but my girlfriend is injured so won't be running so I'm looking for something closer to home.
The only other race I have planned is the Grunty Fen Half in September which is as flat as flat can be. Anyone got any ideas for suitable warm up events - half or longer and similar hilliness?
timing wise this may work for me but I'm concerned about lack of info. No profile (I know it's been discussed), no route plan, no confirmed start time, number of entries, and for me, most worryingly, 1 set of loos in the car park!
If the organisers read this, please can we have some more details?
I've just found a Route Plan and Elevation on Facebook .... search for "Fatfeet Blisters" and look at the pictures.
I agree that the website could do with a bit more detail ....
Thanks Mark-C for the link. It looks a stunning place to run.
If this were a shorter distance I'd be signing up instantly, but for a full marathon, my first, I'd be keen to have a large number of people running with some crowd support.
Come on organisers . . more detail
Hello all, organiser here.
Its only just been confirmed as a 9.00am start. An early start yes but Anglian water initially wanted it to start at 8.00am to have as little impact on the Cycle route as possible. Also on Nov 7th the sun will set around 4.30pm and as we have a 7 hour cut off time for the slower runners a 9.00am start is the way it has to be.
The route is stated as undulating on the website but is nothing more than that. I've read a few exagerations on here that suggest lake district type hills. Well it simply isn't true. The route is beautiful, on a mixture of terrain which is all hard surface (tarmac/trail) and the biggest hill (at around the 22 mile point) is a 30 meter incline over a distance of 300-400 meters with the rest just being regular undulations throughout. Hardly everest. (see below for elevation profile)
There is a map on the website if you wanna see the route.
Anyway its looking popular. We have around 450 entrants so far and I think I'll cut off the entry at around 700-750 as its a first event,.. hope to see you there.
If your PB chasing I would probably suggest entering another race as the undulations are not what you want to see. If you want a marathon thats a bit different from the norm then give it a go.
Catch ya later.
Hi and thanks for posting, it's much appreciated.
Any details on frequency of loos as I get the impression from a few people who did Brighton that they needed a break mid run.
Couple of hours' drive for me so will mean an early start but that's ok